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Laurent Chassot

Position: Partner
T: +41 22 533 48 50
M: +41 79 212 12 42
E: chassot@gbf-legal.ch

Laurent Chassot has advised airlines, aircraft owners, insurers and financiers on a broad range of air law issues for more than a decade. A significant part of his practice is dedicated to handling and litigating complex claims following aircraft accidents (defence and subrogation). He has, as a result, developed excellent experience in the technical side of such matters. On the non-contentious side, Laurent regularly advises his clients on all types of contracts relating to the acquisition, operation and maintenance of aircraft, in particular business aircraft, as well as on commercial agreements of the airline industry. He is also very active in the field of aviation regulations, with specific expertise in traffic rights and operating licences. He is listed in The Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal as a leading aviation practitioner for Switzerland. Besides aviation, Laurent assists various trading and shipping clients, mostly in contentious matters.

Laurent holds an LLM in air and space law from McGill University and a PhD from the University of Bern. His doctoral thesis on the Montreal Convention 1999 has been published as a book and awarded the Prof. Walther Hug Price. Laurent is an air law instructor at the IATA Training and Development Institute (ITDI). He regularly speaks at conferences and publishes on various air law topics. Laurent speaks French, English and German. In his free time, he enjoys flying as a private pilot.

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